Meaning of L, l


Pronunciation: (el), [key]
— pl. L's Ls, l's ls.
  1. the 12th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter L or l, as in let, dull, cradle.
  3. something having the shape of an
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter L or l.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter L or l.


Pronunciation: (el), [key]
— pl. L's Ls.
  1. an elevated railroad.


Pronunciation: (el), [key]
— pl. L's Ls.
  1. ell.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. lambert; lamberts.
  2. language.
  3. large.
  4. Latin.
  5. left.
  6. length.
  7. pound; pounds. [< L lībra]
  8. long: denoting a size longer than regular, esp. for suits and coats made for tall men: 40L.
  9. longitude.
  10. stage left.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol.
  1. the 12th in order or in a series, or, if I is omitted, the 11th.
  2. (sometimes l.c.) the Roman numeral for 50. Cf. Roman numerals.
  3. inductance.
  4. See
  5. leucine.
  6. a broad measure of total U.S. liquid assets, issued periodically by the Federal Reserve Board. Cf. M.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. large.
  2. liter; liters.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol, Optics, Chem., Biochem.
  1. levorotatory; levo- (distinguished from d-). Cf. l-.


Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol, Biochem.
  1. (of a molecule) having a configuration resembling the levorotatory isomer of glyceraldehyde: printed as a small capital, roman character (disting. from d-). Cf.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. levo-.
  2. (in designations of light aircraft) liaison: L-15.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Lady.
  2. Lake.
  3. large.
  4. Latin.
  5. latitude.
  6. law.
  7. left.
  8. lempira; lempiras.
  9. leu; lei.
  10. lev; leva.
  11. book.
  12. Liberal.
  13. (in Italy) lira; lire.
  14. place.
  15. Lord.
  16. Low.
  17. lumen.
  18. stage left.


Pronunciation: [key]
— pl. ll.,
  1. large.
  2. latitude.
  3. law.
  4. leaf.
  5. league.
  6. left.
  7. length.
  8. line.
  9. link.
  10. (in Italy) lira; lire.
  11. liter; liters.
  12. long.
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